Namring 2nd Flush Darjeeling Tea from Upton Tea Imports

NamringTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Upton Tea Imports

Tea Description:

Grown high in the Teesta valley at the base of the Himalayas, this 2nd flush brews up with the famed muscatel aroma associated with high grade Darjeelings. A classic afternoon tea.

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Taster’s Review:

Lovely!  I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again anyway … I love second flush Darjeeling teas.  And this Namring 2nd Flush Darjeeling Tea from Upton Tea Imports is a delightful example of why I adore them.

It has a pleasant fruity character that is reminiscent of a wine.  I taste black currant and grape!  These fruit notes deliver sweetness and a hint of tart.  There is a somewhat tannic quality to this tea that is also reminiscent of that aforementioned wine, and it finishes with a dry astringency.

But when it comes to a second flush Darjeeling, it’s really all about that muscatel note.  And this has a really lovely muscatel.  It’s sweet and fruity.  Notes of wood.  Subtle hints of earth.  Everything melds together in a very enjoyable way, bringing those delectable fruit notes forward, while the earthier tones fill in the background.

It’s a very elegant tasting tea, one that would be a good choice to serve to friends.  A nice afternoon tea.

Another wonderful tea brought to me by Steepster Select!

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